A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16324002. Id of event: pr16324002. Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 04:32:15 / November 19, 2016 @ 4:32 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:32:15 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -65.0866° West, 18.9958° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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